At some point in our lives, many of us will damage a tooth. Whether by accident, such as a sport’s injury, or as a result of decay, our teeth can become damaged with cracks or chips. In addition to causing people to feel self-conscious about their appearance, damaged teeth also increase the risk of tooth decay and dental abscess, or infection. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers the latest in cosmetic dental care to restore cracked or chipped teeth. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains the importance of immediately addressing your damaged tooth and discusses common treatment options.
Symptoms of a Chipped or Cracked Tooth
Often, dental fractures or chips may be practically invisible to the naked eye. Symptoms of damaged teeth include tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, toothaches, and difficulty chewing or biting down. If you damage your teeth or begin to experience these symptoms, talk to Dr. Calcagno right away. When our teeth are injured, the outer enamel coating our teeth becomes compromised. Soon, bacteria bypass the enamel and reach the sensitive inner tooth structure. This causes the onset of tooth decay. If left untreated, the decay can spread until your tooth becomes infected. Dental abscesses, or infections, often require removal of the tooth.
Fortunately, Dr. Calcagno can help. She currently offers our patients free cosmetic consultations. After performing a thorough oral examination, Dr. Calcagno can pinpoint the damaged areas and recommend the appropriate treatment. With Dr. Calcagno’s help, your smile can be returned to full function and appearance.
Cosmetic Dental Repair
We offer our patients the latest in breakthrough cosmetic dentistry. Our procedures allow Dr. Calcagno to provide durable and natural looking repair, protecting and preserving your remaining tooth structure. Our cosmetic techniques include:
- Dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Porcelain crowns
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Do you suffer from a chipped or cracked tooth? Interesting in our innovative cosmetic approach to restoring smiles? Then make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Dr. Calcagno will decide which of cosmetic procedures can best repair and protect your smile. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.